GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTERSPEECH 2007
Antwerp, Belgium
Agenda
1. Opening Remarks and approval of the Minutes of the
2006 General Assembly (Pittsburgh)
2. President's Report
3. T...
1. Opening Remarks and approval of the Minutes
of the 2005 General Assembly (Lisbon)
2. President's Report
3. Treasurer's ...
President’s Report
• Recent Board Meetings
• Secretariat and Membership
• Membership Services
• The ISCA Online Archive
• ...
Recent Board Meetings
• Sept. 2005: Lisbon (2)
• Dec. 2005: Virtual
• Mar. 2006: Virtual
• Jun. 2006: Virtual
• Sept.2006:...
Secretariat and Membership
• Direct contact with members
• Membership database
• Financial transactions and administration...
Membership Development
ISCA Membership from 89 to 07
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Membership Services
• Individual member username and password now can be
used to access the Archive
• Improved the re-appl...
The ISCA Online Archive
• Contains all former INTERSPEECH (EUROSPEECH and
ICSLP) conferences and all ITRWs and ETRWs from ...
Main Page
Event Page
Abstract/Paper
Archive
Structure
Some Numbers
• 19 INTERSPEECH (EUROSPEECH, ICSLP) Conferences
with 11651 papers
• 65 ITRW‘s and ETRW‘s with 2664 papers
• ...
ISCA Tutorial & Research Workshops
(ITRWs)
• 11 ITRWs organized 2006-2007
• Publications
– Proceedings
– CD-ROMs
– Special...
Sadaoki Furui
2007
• NOLISP07 – Non-Linear Speech Processing
• SSW-6 – 6th
Speech Synthesis Research Workshop
• Young Rese...
ISCA International Affairs Committee
Lin-shan Lee
• ISCA decided to become an international organization in
1999 in Budape...
ISCA International Affairs Committee
Lin-shan Lee
• Sample Action Items for the International Affairs Committee
– Dissemin...
ISCA Distinguished Lecturers
Program
• Sending Distinguished Lecturers to different parts of the world
when invited by a R...
Scientific Diversity
– In charge of strengthening and broadening
ISCA’s involvement in all areas of scientific
and technol...
Scientific Diversity
– ISCA Board’s Recommendation on the list of topics
for INTERSPEECH conferences since 2004
– ISCA Boa...
Industry Liaison
• Maintains a List of Speech R&D Companies and Speech
Technology Vendors
– multinational, national and re...
International Conferences
• Future INTERSPEECH Conferences
– 2008, Brisbane, Australia
– 2009, Brighton, UK
– 2010, Makuha...
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Brisbane, Australia, 22-26 Sept.
INTERSPEECH 2009
Brighton, UK 6-9 Sept.
“Speech and Intelligence”
“Towards spoken language processing for all – regardless
of age, health conditions, languages, environment, etc.”
Grants September 2006 -07
Jean-François
BonastreTotal expenditure by
ISCA: ~13500 E
Int.07: ~10600
E
Total: ~24100 E
Grant...
Awards
ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement 2007
Recipient: Victor Zue
ISCA Medal for Service 2007
Recipient: Wolfgang He...
 
Jean-François
Bonastre
Student liaison
ISCA Student Advisory Committee
• Currently 5 board members, 6 student volunteers...
 
Jean-François
Bonastre
Student liaison
ISCA Student Advisory Committee
Last year’s progress:
• Website improved signific...
Publications
 ISCApad
monthly E-newspaper
(last issue: #110):
ISCA life, job offers,
conferences, under
print papers,
new...
Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
SynSIG
Chinese SLP
AVISA
SaLTMIL
SIGdial
EvaHajicova
SIG-IL
ISCA SIG-ILSP
AFCP
AISV
SLaTE
Some special activities of SIGs
• Special session at Interspeech - proposed by
SALTMIL
• International Conferences and Wor...
Treasurer’s Report
• Positive result for 2006 (less income but less
expenditure)
• Regular financial base for continued In...
Income 2005 2006
INTERSPEECH
DONATIONS
42,280
Lisbon
36,505
Pittsburgh
ITRW SHARES - 900
SALE PROCEEDINGS 658 762
MEMBERSH...
Expenditure (1) 2005 2006
SALARIES 34,243 35,803
MEETINGS 13,224 4,504
SECRETARIAT 4,771 3,590
GRANTS 14,189 13,925
M’SHIP...
Expenditure (2) 2005 2006
brought forward 73,487 63,673
STUDENTS 1,000 2,000
W’SHOPS & GROUPS 5,033 1,000
LIAISON & SIG 1,...
INCOME OVER
EXPENDITURE
2005 2006
Income 95,724
Expenditure 83,471
Income over
Expenditure
12,253
78,539
67,953
10,586
Assets 31.12.2005 31.12.2006
BANK BALANCE 101,609 90,114
RECEIVABLES 13,000 35,000
TOTAL ASSETS (€) 114,609 125,114
Liabil...
Conclusions
• ISCA is financially sound
• ISCA will continue to provide loans for Inter-
speech conferences and ITRW works...
Approval of Reports
• President‘s Report
• Treasurer‘s Report
Goals for 2007-8
 To expand international participation in ISCA
Distinguished Lecturers program
Regional sub-committees...
Changes to the ISCA Board
President: Isabel Trancoso
New members: Alan Black (USA), Helen Meng (China),
Bernd Möbius (Germ...
Next ISCA General Assembly
INTERSPEECH 2008
Brisbane, Australia, September 22-26, 2008
Any Other Business?
Handover to the new
ISCA President
Isabel Trancoso
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  1. 1. GENERAL ASSEMBLY INTERSPEECH 2007 Antwerp, Belgium
  2. 2. Agenda 1. Opening Remarks and approval of the Minutes of the 2006 General Assembly (Pittsburgh) 2. President's Report 3. Treasurer's Report 4. Approval of Reports 5. Announcements of Changes to the ISCA Board 6. ISCA: Goals for 2007-8 7. Announcement of Next ISCA General Assembly 8. Any Other Business 9. Handover to the New President
  3. 3. 1. Opening Remarks and approval of the Minutes of the 2005 General Assembly (Lisbon) 2. President's Report 3. Treasurer's Report 4. Approval of Reports 5. ISCA: Goals for 2006-7 6. Announcement of Next ISCA General Assembly 7. Any Other Business Minutes of the 2006 General Assembly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 19 September 2006, 6:30 pm
  4. 4. President’s Report • Recent Board Meetings • Secretariat and Membership • Membership Services • The ISCA Online Archive • Workshops • International Affairs • Scientific Diversity • Industry Liaison • Conferences • Grants and Awards • Student Liaison • Publications • SIGs • Others Julia Hirschberg
  5. 5. Recent Board Meetings • Sept. 2005: Lisbon (2) • Dec. 2005: Virtual • Mar. 2006: Virtual • Jun. 2006: Virtual • Sept.2006: Pittsburgh (2) • Dec. 2006: Virtual • Jan. 2007: Virtual • April 2007: Virtual • Aug. 2007: Antwerp
  6. 6. Secretariat and Membership • Direct contact with members • Membership database • Financial transactions and administration – Support for ITRWs – Membership dues • Web content coordination • Documentation of ISCA board meetings • Elections to the Board and Advisory Council • ISCA Statutes and Bylaws Please give us input and suggestions either this week at the ISCA Booth or later: secretariat@isca-speech.org David House ISCA Secretary Manu Foxonet Administrative Assistant
  7. 7. Membership Development ISCA Membership from 89 to 07 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 D ec 89 D ec 90 D ec 91 D ec 92 D ec 93 D ec 94 D ec 95 D ec 96 D ec 97 D ec 98 July 99 Sept.99 July 00 July 01 Sept.01 Jan.02 D ec.02 Sept.03M arch 04 D ec.04 Sept.05 D ec.05M arch 06 dec.06 July 07 Year Numberofmembers
  8. 8. Membership by Category 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 N° of Members 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Year Membership from 2001 to 2007 by categories Full Institut. Retired Students
  9. 9. Membership O c e a nia 2% A fric a 1% M iddle Es t 1% A m e ric a 31% Euro pe 44% A s ia 21% 596 – 44% 17 – 1%12 – 1% 434 - 3% 296 – 21%
  10. 10. Membership Services • Individual member username and password now can be used to access the Archive • Improved the re-application process for current members to on-line membership application system with integration into the back-end banking system. • Online ISCA Election • Improved web-based membership search and reporting facilities for membership administration • In Progress: – Enabling access to ISCA Archive by Google Scholar – Website re-design [on-going - completed basic design / navigation structure will put on-line shortly for consideration by Board]. Michael Picheny
  11. 11. The ISCA Online Archive • Contains all former INTERSPEECH (EUROSPEECH and ICSLP) conferences and all ITRWs and ETRWs from 1987 to 2006 in machine-readable form • Available on website since August 2003 http://www.isca-speech.org/archive/index.html – Abstracts accessible for everybody – Full papers accessible for members only – Use your individual ISCA password to access • Since 2007 linked to Google Scholar, thanks to David Gelbart and the Student Committee Wolfgang Hess
  12. 12. Main Page Event Page Abstract/Paper Archive Structure
  13. 13. Some Numbers • 19 INTERSPEECH (EUROSPEECH, ICSLP) Conferences with 11651 papers • 65 ITRW‘s and ETRW‘s with 2664 papers • Nine ISCA-supported events with 768 papers • In total: 93 events, 15083 papers, 4.51 GByte of disk space • New INTERSPEECH conferences, ITRW‘s, and supported events will add around 1000 papers per year • Planned: ISCA Archive on DVD. Likely to be ready in 2008.
  14. 14. ISCA Tutorial & Research Workshops (ITRWs) • 11 ITRWs organized 2006-2007 • Publications – Proceedings – CD-ROMs – Special Issues Speech Communication – Archive • 22 ISCA-supported (non-ITRW) Workshops • Contact ISCA for new event proposals workshops@isca-speech.org Sadaoki Furui 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 Year NumberofISCA/ESCAworkshops ESCA ISCA Approved
  15. 15. Sadaoki Furui 2007 • NOLISP07 – Non-Linear Speech Processing • SSW-6 – 6th Speech Synthesis Research Workshop • Young Researchers’ Roundtable on Spoken Dialog Systems • 8th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue • SLaTE Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education 2008 • Odyssey 2008 (The Speaker and Language Recognition Workshop) • Workshop on Evidence-based Voice and Speech Rehabilitation in Head & Neck Oncology • Workshop on Speech Analysis and Processing for Knowledge Discovery • Workshop on Experimental Linguistics 2008 • AVSP 2008 (Auditory-Visual Speech Processing)
  16. 16. ISCA International Affairs Committee Lin-shan Lee • ISCA decided to become an international organization in 1999 in Budapest – Events and participants in them should not be confined to Europe – ISCA International Affairs Committee tries to fulfill that mandate • Targets regions currently under-represented in ISCA programs • Establishing Subcommittees for these regions to initiate region-specific efforts – Sub-committee on Eastern Europe – Sub-committee on West Asia and North Africa – Sub-committee on South Asia – Sub-committee on Sub-Saharan Africa
  17. 17. ISCA International Affairs Committee Lin-shan Lee • Sample Action Items for the International Affairs Committee – Disseminating information about regional research activities to the global research community through ISCA channels – Distributing ISCA event and service information to researchers in their region – Initiating ISCA-organized or co-sponsored events in their region – Recommending that students and young researchers in their region apply for ISCA grants to attend events sponsored by ISCA – Establishing Regional Branches or Special Interest Groups – Arranging Distinguished Lecturers Tours to give lectures in their region – Developing ISCA relationships with relevant sister associations in their regions
  18. 18. ISCA Distinguished Lecturers Program • Sending Distinguished Lecturers to different parts of the world when invited by a Regional Subcommittee • Selection Committee chaired by Sadaoki Furui • Two Distinguished Lecturers selected by the end of 2006 for 2007-08 – Chin-Hui Lee, Georgia Institute of Technologies, USA  first lecture tour going to South Asia in Nov 2007 – Marc Swerts, Tilburg University, the Netherlands  first lecture tour to Brazil in June 2007 • Call for Nominations for new DLs by 15 Nov 2007 Sadaoki Furui Lin-shan Lee
  19. 19. Scientific Diversity – In charge of strengthening and broadening ISCA’s involvement in all areas of scientific and technological disciplines that are related to speech communication, both between humans and between humans and machines 1. Survey on long-term trends of papers presented at INTERSPEECH conferences 2. Re-examine topics to be announced in the call for papers, etc. 3. Identify key areas where ISCA’s involvement and leadership is desired Hiroya Fujisaki
  20. 20. Scientific Diversity – ISCA Board’s Recommendation on the list of topics for INTERSPEECH conferences since 2004 – ISCA Board’s Recommendation on strategies for encouraging active exchanges with less well represented fields: a. Composition of the organizing team b. Enlarging the range of contact beyond past attendees and current members c. Organizing special sessions, invited talks, etc. especially aimed at interdisciplinary exchanges d. Advisory Committee on Scientific Diversity Hiroya Fujisaki
  21. 21. Industry Liaison • Maintains a List of Speech R&D Companies and Speech Technology Vendors – multinational, national and regional companies – provides job advertising service • ISCA-Industry Roundtable with Senior R&D Managers of Multinational Speech R&D Companies – September 2005 at INTERSPEECH in Lisbon – September 2006 at INTERSPEECH in Pittsburgh • Development of the ISCA-Industry Dialog – information on ISCA‘s role in speech R&D internationally – job market facilitation through ISCA publications and website – emerging issues of evaluation, quality and standards Michael Wagner
  22. 22. International Conferences • Future INTERSPEECH Conferences – 2008, Brisbane, Australia – 2009, Brighton, UK – 2010, Makuhari, Japan – 2011 - Call for Proposals and guidelines available http://www.isca-speech.org/conferences.html (deadline: November 15th 2007) • No Eurospeech/ICSLP distinction • Call for volunteers reviewers Isabel Trancoso
  23. 23. 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 reg subm reg accept sp subm sp accept partic
  24. 24. Brisbane, Australia, 22-26 Sept.
  25. 25. INTERSPEECH 2009 Brighton, UK 6-9 Sept. “Speech and Intelligence”
  26. 26. “Towards spoken language processing for all – regardless of age, health conditions, languages, environment, etc.”
  27. 27. Grants September 2006 -07 Jean-François BonastreTotal expenditure by ISCA: ~13500 E Int.07: ~10600 E Total: ~24100 E Grants:54 (7 events) 41 for IS-07 13 for other ISCA events Countries: 23
  28. 28. Awards ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement 2007 Recipient: Victor Zue ISCA Medal for Service 2007 Recipient: Wolfgang Hess ISCA Award for the best paper published in the Speech Communication Journal 2004-2006 (Gokhan Tur, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Rob Schapire) 3 ISCA Awards for the Best Student Paper of INTERSPEECH 2007 Philippe Dreuw « Speech Recognition Techniques for a Sign Language Recognition System » Chao Qin « An Empirical Investigation of the Nonuniqueness in the Acoustic-to-Articulatory Mapping » Patrick Lucey « A Unified Approach to Multi-Pose Audio-Visual ASR » Jean-François Bonastre A. W. Black A. Cutler P. Dalsgaard C. H. Lee J. Mariani R. K. Moore Jury: E. Shriberg R. Stern B. Z. Yuan B. Granstrom J. Hansen L. Lamel
  29. 29.   Jean-François Bonastre Student liaison ISCA Student Advisory Committee • Currently 5 board members, 6 student volunteers, … growing every month • After serving 2 terms, Murat and Christophe are leaving the board. Marco and Antonio became board members after their experience as student volunteers.
  30. 30.   Jean-François Bonastre Student liaison ISCA Student Advisory Committee Last year’s progress: • Website improved significantly with new components, over 200 users. • ISCA archive indexed under Google Scholar in collaboration with Google and David Gelbart from ICSI. Increased visibility of ISCA archive and citation. • Educational Series (seminars, panel discussions) @ every Interspeech (last year: how to find your dream job?, this year: how to improve your presentation skills?), new events coming at following Interspeech conferences… • Transcription of last year’s panel discussion uploaded on the web
  31. 31. Publications  ISCApad monthly E-newspaper (last issue: #110): ISCA life, job offers, conferences, under print papers, new books…  Elsevier contacts Speech Communication ISCApad number 110 July 31st, 2007 Editorial Dear Members, Due to holidays, this August issue is delivered a little bit earlier in order that all announcements are not too much delayed and are available before Interspeech. See you there and be prepared to attend our general assembly in Antwerp with many questions and constructive comments. Christian Wellekens TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. ISCA News 2. SIG's activities 3. Courses, internships 4. Books, databases, softwares 5. Job openings 6. Journals 7. Future Interspeech Conferences 8. Future ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshops (ITRW) 9. Forthcoming Events supported (but not organized) by ISCA 10. Future Speech Science and technology events
  32. 32. Special Interest Groups (SIGs) SynSIG Chinese SLP AVISA SaLTMIL SIGdial EvaHajicova SIG-IL ISCA SIG-ILSP AFCP AISV SLaTE
  33. 33. Some special activities of SIGs • Special session at Interspeech - proposed by SALTMIL • International Conferences and Workshops - e.g. SP 2006 organized by SProSIG • Special issue of Speech Communication – SIG-IL • Summer Schools - AISV • Annual meetings - regularly by several SIGs • Thanks to the SIGs for their help in recruiting reviewers!!
  34. 34. Treasurer’s Report • Positive result for 2006 (less income but less expenditure) • Regular financial base for continued Interspeech and ITRW seed funding • Considerable savings in Board meeting costs (4 teleconference meeting - 1 regular ) • Plans done for new initiatives in 2007-8: distinguished lecturers, website, grants, student activities Chris Wellekens
  35. 35. Income 2005 2006 INTERSPEECH DONATIONS 42,280 Lisbon 36,505 Pittsburgh ITRW SHARES - 900 SALE PROCEEDINGS 658 762 MEMBERSHIP 52,576 40,130 INTEREST 210 242 TOTAL (€) 95,724 78,539 Note: Loan payments/repayments are not included in the income and expenditure tables
  36. 36. Expenditure (1) 2005 2006 SALARIES 34,243 35,803 MEETINGS 13,224 4,504 SECRETARIAT 4,771 3,590 GRANTS 14,189 13,925 M’SHIP SERVICES/ARCHIVE 7,060 0 WEBSITE - 5,851 carried forward 73,487 63,673
  37. 37. Expenditure (2) 2005 2006 brought forward 73,487 63,673 STUDENTS 1,000 2,000 W’SHOPS & GROUPS 5,033 1,000 LIAISON & SIG 1,005 0 OTHER 1,932 0 BANK COSTS 1,014 1,280 TOTAL (€) 83,471 67,953
  38. 38. INCOME OVER EXPENDITURE 2005 2006 Income 95,724 Expenditure 83,471 Income over Expenditure 12,253 78,539 67,953 10,586
  39. 39. Assets 31.12.2005 31.12.2006 BANK BALANCE 101,609 90,114 RECEIVABLES 13,000 35,000 TOTAL ASSETS (€) 114,609 125,114 Liabilities & Equity PAYABLES - - EQUITY (€) 114,609 125,114 For several months each year, ISCA has loans to 1 or 2 Interspeech conferences and 1 or 2 workshops outstanding. Assets >€82k are required to maintain a positive cash balance.
  40. 40. Conclusions • ISCA is financially sound • ISCA will continue to provide loans for Inter- speech conferences and ITRW workshops • ISCA is in a position to gradually enhance its support for grants, Distinguished Lecturer travel, and new initiatives Chris Wellekens
  41. 41. Approval of Reports • President‘s Report • Treasurer‘s Report
  42. 42. Goals for 2007-8  To expand international participation in ISCA Distinguished Lecturers program Regional sub-committees  To understand members’ needs better through surveys and increase community involvement  To support student-centered activities  To improve current ISCA web-based services and create new ones
  43. 43. Changes to the ISCA Board President: Isabel Trancoso New members: Alan Black (USA), Helen Meng (China), Bernd Möbius (Germany), Yoshinori Sagisaka (Japan), Tanja Schultz (Germany) Continuing members: Jean-Francois Bonastre, Eva Hajicova, David House, Lin-shan Lee, Michael Picheny, Isabel Trancoso Retiring members: Hiroya Fujisaki, Sadaoki Furui, Julia Hirschberg, Michael Wagner, Chris Wellekens
  44. 44. Next ISCA General Assembly INTERSPEECH 2008 Brisbane, Australia, September 22-26, 2008
  45. 45. Any Other Business?
  46. 46. Handover to the new ISCA President Isabel Trancoso

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